RMI Basswitch Classic Boost

Bass Preamplifier with 3-band EQ, Lehle True Sound Technology, and Dynamic Range of Over 100dB
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$259.99
Sweetwater Savings: $89.01 MSRP: $349.00
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RMI Basswitch Classic Boost
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The Ultimate Preamp/EQ for Your Passive Bass

The RMI Basswitch Classic Boost combines the acclaimed preamp from the Basswitch IQ DI with a 3-band EQ voiced for basses with passive P-, JJ- and PJ-style pickups. You can use it as a booster, as a second preamp channel with the Basswitch IQ DI, or as a preamp in front of your bass amp. Rocking Lehle True Sound Technology, a discrete JFET input stage and gold-plated relays, the Basswitch Classic Boost delivers fat, punchy bass tone with a studio-grade dynamic range of over 100dB and vanishingly low noise. Gain adjustment of +/- 15dB, gives you the flexibility for any live or studio situation. If you play a vintage-style bass, Sweetwater highly recommends the RMI Basswitch Classic Boost.

RMI Basswitch Classic Boost Bass Pedal at a Glance:
  • The perfect preamp pedal for passive pickups
  • Lehle True Sound Technology inside
The perfect preamp pedal for passive pickups

Many of the bass tone connoisseurs here at Sweetwater are passive bass aficionados. If you're of this ilk, RMI designed the Basswitch Classic Boost for you. This pedal's gain structure and three-band EQ is gently voiced for basses with classic P-, JJ- and PJ-style passive pickups, with a treble control that combines passive high-frequency reduction with active HF boost. If you've ever considered an active bass, you may find that the Basswitch Classic Boost gives you many of the advantages of active electronics - without your having to modify your vintage-style instrument. It's a win-win!

Lehle True Sound Technology inside

RMI's Basswitch Classic Boost incorporates Lehle True Sound Technology, a series of electrical design measurements that ensures an optimized signal path. The provided voltage is rectified, filtered, stabilized and brought up to 18V, which allows sufficient headroom even when dealing with strong pickup power peaks. Lehle buffers comfortably handle signals reaching into the megahertz range. To prevent high-frequency interference, the frequency bandwidth is limited to the audible frequency range at the output. Lehle True Sound Technology is a key element in the amazing sonic performance of RMI pedals.

RMI Basswitch Classic Boost Bass Pedal Features:
  • Combines the preamp of the Basswitch IQ DI with a 3-band EQ voiced for passive basses
  • EQ incorporates passive high-frequency reduction with active HF boost
  • Lehle True Sound Technology delivers fat, punchy bass tone
  • Studio-grade dynamic range of over 100dB and vanishingly low noise
  • High-quality Lehle footswitch onboard
  • Delivers many of the advantages of active electronics without modifying your bass
  • Works great with the RMI Basswitch IQ DI
Got a passive bass? Get the RMI Basswitch Classic Boost!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Type Preamp
Form Factor Pedal
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Height 1.73"
Width 2.36"
Depth 5.87"
Weight 0.86 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LEBSWClassicBoost

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